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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Good morning TB,

    You're only looking at one side of the equation. Of course the hunter did it for his own personal reasons. Why else pay $350,000 if not for the experience and the thrill? But the other side of the coin is the Namibian conservationists and species management specialists. They saw a need to eradicate one animal from a herd in order for the herd to expand and prosper and they saw a way to acquire much needed dollars for their programs in order to do it. It's nothing different from what we do here in North America. When deer or black bears or coyotes or whatever get to a point where they need to be culled to better manage, we issue licenses to hunters to do the work for us rather than spend $millions to have government employees do it. In effect, we hire people who pay us to do the work for us. In a sense, it's brilliant and self perpetuating. One of the few things I'd say government here does well. I can't criticize the Namibians for doing likewise.
    Good morning, no I'm not looking at one side of the equation. I'm very familiar with all sides of the equation here. I've posted in the past about what I do for animals in other parts of the world. My post is correct, thanks.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    LOL... so we quote members now to make our points? LOL So basically, if a member here says that homosexuality is made-up, then I can quote him/her to make a point? Stop it, my sides are hurting!!!
    Well I found that fact in three articles in one Google search. So no, I'm going by what was actually reported.

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    The bull, Knowlton said, was a problem in his own herd. The animal was too old to breed but so aggressive that it had already killed calves, cows and and other male rhinoceroses in a jealous rage.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fox8
    http://fox8.com/2015/05/20/hunter-pays-350000-to-kill-endangered-black-rhino/

    Rhinos are intensely territorial and will often kill each other in gruesome fights.

    Knowlton is targeting one of four black rhinos at the top of the government list, the ones considered “high priority threats to the herd.”
    Quote Originally Posted by Pix11
    http://pix11.com/2015/05/20/hunter-pays-350000-to-kill-endangered-black-rhino-in-namibia/

    Knowlton’s hunt targeted a specific rhino — one of four — that was considered a high-priority threat to the herd. Last year, the rhino killed another bull in a gruesome fight.

    I read the article that was linked, so it's not my failure. No where did it say anything about the rhino, besides the fat that it was a rhino.
    Well read the op next time and Google the story to verify. You failed to do that so you don't have all the facts.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    The rhino was apparently an old rhino that no longer bred but was chasing off other potential male mates. I understand the reasoning, but I feel like they should have just moved it instead of killing it. The hunting of these animals should not be encouraged under any circumstances. Efforts to save endangered species should be getting enough funding without relying on hunters willing to pay top dollar to kill these animals.

    Hunter pays £225,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species' | Environment | The Guardian

    A US hunter who paid $350,000 (£225,000) to kill a black rhino in Namibia has successfully shot the animal, saying his actions would help protect the critically endangered species. Corey Knowlton, from Texas, downed the rhino with a high-powered rifle after a three-day hunt through the bush with government officials on hand to ensure he killed the correct animal. Knowlton, 36, won the right to shoot the rhino at an auction – attracting criticism, and even death threats, from conservationists. He took a CNN camera crew on the hunt to try to show why he believed the killing was justified. “The whole world knows about this hunt and I think it’s extremely important that people know it’s going down the right way, in the most scientific way that it can possibly happen,” Knowlton told CNN. “People have a problem just with the fact that I like to hunt … I want to see the black rhino as abundant as it can be. I believe in the survival of the species.” Since 2012, Namibia has sold five licences a year to kill individual rhinos, saying the money is essential to fund conservation projects and anti-poaching protection.
    Yeah, the problem is that culling old rhinos that no longer reproduce but chase away healthy males capable of reproducing brings in big bucks. You can say that it's better to relocate, and maybe it is. But how much money have you contributed to the conservation of the species? Probably not over a quarter million.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    This was all about the thrill for the hunter. I wish people wouldn't pretend that he did this to advance the survival of the species or for some positive reasons. It's dishonest. This was a trophy hunt, nothing more and nothing less.
    OK. So it was a trophy hunt that eliminated a non-reproducing rhino that was posing a threat to the heard and brought in 350,000 dollars.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    We are introducing shortcuts into their social evolution for profit... Its all just a convenient excuse. Im sorry. That old Rhino is MEANT to chase the young ones away until its time for him to be dethroned by one that can. Dont blame the old rhino. Blame the people destabilizing their living zones and poachers. Shame on you guys for trying to blame the rhino for being a rhino.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Well I found that fact in three articles in one Google search. So no, I'm going by what was actually reported.








    Well read the op next time and Google the story to verify. You failed to do that so you don't have all the facts.

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    How immature. You could simply admit that you were wrong
    I have been here much longer than yourself, so my expectations are much higher. When an OP makes a claim, then it's up to the OP to back it up. It's not up to me to google as *I* am NOT the one making the claim. On a message board, you have to back up your ****.
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    Re: Hunter pays $350,000 to shoot black rhino: 'I believe in survival of species'

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sucks to be them but given how most animals die-probably a lot less pain
    Never in my life will I understand the boner one gets when one shoots an innocent animal so they can put their heads on a plaque and hang them in a room with other like trophies. I don't see how anyone can think it's something to be proud of... unless the other animal had a gun too.
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